Articles by: lajeunepolitique

Corsica: The Region Left Behind by Politicians

For the past few days, the rate of violence in Corsica has entered into the discussion alongside talk about gangs in Marseille and terrorists in Nice. Unlike the cities in mainland France, however, no one came to the island for the funerals, and no politicians seem eager to give their point of view about the events. Corsica is a zone that the politicians do not want to visit. They prefer to give moral lessons from[Read More…]

by October 29, 2012 0 comments Feature, Up To The Minute

Paris Rally Against the Death Penalty in the United States

by Rukmini Mahurkar Co-written by Catherine Laserwitz PARIS. —Who would have thought that a small but dedicated group of Parisians would gather together on a chilly, Wednesday night to rally from the freedom of an imprisoned American? Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political activist and radio journalist from Philadelphia, was involved in African-American civil rights in the 1970s and was a member of the Black Panthers. He was imprisoned and sentenced to death 30 years ago for the[Read More…]

Nobel and Merkel

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Cartoons

Legislative Elections 2012: The Second Tour Live Blog

Live Blog is in full effect. Please follow us both on Twitter at!/ljpolitique, and watch this page for regular and up to the minute updates from our French and American correspondents. Final Results: (Courtesy of 7:40pm: In this second round of legislative elections, around 5pm, voter participation was 46.42%, less than the 2007 election and than the first round of elections last Sunday June 10. (Le Monde) 7:55pm: Voter participation at 6pm estimated at 56%. 8:01pm:[Read More…]